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Envisioning eden : mobilizing imaginaries in tourism and beyond

Author: Noel B Salazar
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
Series: New directions in anthropology, v. 31.
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As tourism service standards become more homogeneous, travel destinations worldwide are conforming yet still trying to maintain, or even increase, their distinctiveness.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel B Salazar
ISBN: 1845457609 9781845457600 0857459031 9780857459039
OCLC Number: 640133150
Description: xxvi, 224 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preparing a roadmap --
Two destinations, one destiny --
'Seducation' --
Imaging and imagining other worlds --
Guiding roles and rules --
Fantasy meets reality --
Coming home.
Series Title: New directions in anthropology, v. 31.
Responsibility: Noel B. Salazar.

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I am very impressed with this book. It is the best ethnography of tour guide training and performance to date. Indeed its probing analyses and its many comments make a great contribution to our Read more...

 
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